Organic Cherry Tomato Selfie Seeds

Organic Cherry Tomato Selfie Seeds

  • Product Code: TOMA
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  • $5.00
  • Ex Tax: $5.00

These seeds were hand cultivated from a cherry tomato plant we have continued to Selfie in our Garden year after year. They are non-GMO and grown using Jobe's 4-4-4 Blend.

Below, we've included some essential care tips to help you nurture your cherry tomato plants to their full potential.

1. Soil Type: Tomatoes thrive in well-draining, nutrient-rich soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 6.8. Before planting, amend the soil with organic matter such as compost or aged manure to provide essential nutrients and improve water retention.

2. Sunlight Requirements: Tomatoes are sun-loving plants and require at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth and fruit development. Choose a sunny spot in your garden or a location with ample sunlight if growing indoors.

3. Watering: Maintain consistent soil moisture to ensure healthy tomato plants. Water deeply at the base of the plants, avoiding wetting the leaves to minimize the risk of fungal diseases. Be cautious not to overwater, as excessively wet soil can lead to root rot.

4. Temperature and Climate: Tomatoes thrive in warm temperatures between 70°F to 85°F (21°C to 29°C). Avoid planting them outdoors until the danger of frost has passed. If growing tomatoes in cooler climates or during colder months, consider using protective covers or growing them in containers that can be moved indoors when needed.

5. Support and Pruning: Tomatoes benefit from support to keep the vines off the ground and reduce the risk of diseases. You can use stakes, cages, or trellises to support the plants as they grow. Additionally, prune the lower leaves regularly to improve air circulation and reduce the chance of soil-borne diseases.

6. Fertilization: Tomatoes are heavy feeders and require regular fertilization. Use a balanced organic fertilizer or compost tea every two to three weeks to provide essential nutrients for healthy growth and a fruitful yield.

7. Pollination: Tomatoes are generally self-pollinating, but you can aid the process by gently shaking the plant or tapping the flowers to encourage pollination. Indoor gardeners may use a small brush to transfer pollen between flowers.

8. Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common tomato pests such as aphids, whiteflies, and hornworms. Consider using natural pest control methods like neem oil or introducing beneficial insects to protect your plants. Regularly inspect your tomatoes for any signs of disease and promptly remove affected leaves or fruits to prevent further spread.

9. Harvesting: Harvest tomatoes when they have reached full color and are firm to the touch. For vine-ripened flavor, allow tomatoes to fully ripen on the plant before picking. Gently twist or cut the fruit from the stem, and store at room temperature to further ripen if needed.

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